Films

ORWO Chrom UT-18 revisited

This post on ORWO UT-18 color reversal film was the first one on this blog. And the first “readable” image I proudly produced and shared here was this:

UT, as I mentioned before, stands for Umkehr Tageslicht — reversible daylight. Besides DIN 18 (ISO 50), UT had its great time as DIN 15, 16, 20, 21 … Read the rest

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Kodak Ektrachrome 160T

Developed somewhere in the ’40s, Kodak Ektachrome had many versions and formats during the years, until Kodak discontinued it in about 2007. Ektachrome and processes E-1 through E-6 were meant to simplify film developing and make it more amateur-friendly, while keep colors vivid and rich. Wikipedia told me that this film has been extensively used … Read the rest

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ORWO Chrom UT-21

“There’s no sense to develop ORWO Chrom UT-21 in its original process nowadays.”
—Person who’s about to be proven extremely wrong.

Here is a throwback to the ’80s, when this film was in steady production from ORWO to satisfy color aesthetic needs of those who had no access to Kodachrome (wink-wink). Manufactured in German Democratic … Read the rest

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AGFA Process 41

Let me talk a bit for Agfa Process 41. There will be pictures, too.

In the heaven of slide films, on the stairway to E-6 one of the last steps was this very process. It was in a firm use in the ’70s before Agfa introduced Agfachrome 200 film in about 1981 and, logically, Agfa … Read the rest